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A Vegan Eating Guide to Munich in Germany: The Best Restaurants & Cafés

Vegan Eating Guide to Munich in Germany: The Best Restaurants & Cafés

Everything you need to know about finding the most delicious vegan and vegetarian places in Munich, Germany
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Are you a vegan or vegetarian visiting Munich?

During our three nights in Munich, we were able to eat at exclusively all-vegan restaurants and cafés. That’s a privilege not to be taken for granted!

In other words, Munich is an amazing city for vegans, and we were blown away by the plethora of saliva-inducing options.

With 21 all-vegan places, 30 all-vegetarian places and 177 places offering vegan options, you could spend a lifetime eating your way through Munich and only make it half-way.

Despite the Corona-restrictions (we visited Munich in October 2020), most of the places we visited were full of people happily eating vegan food which was truly heartwarming. Thank you Germany for being so veg-friendly!

The vegan future (and present!) is promising for the Bavarian capital.

Find all of the mentioned restaurants and cafés on a map at the bottom of the article.

Where to stay in Munich

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Victoria at vegan café in Munich, Germany
Munich is a lovely city not only for vegans and vegetarians but also if you’re lactose intolerant or allergic to gluten. You’ll be well catered for no matter your dietary restrictions!

1. Doctor Drooly – Amazing vegan pizzas

Doctor Drooly (or Dr Drooly) is a small pizzeria near Goetheplatz.

Usually, there’s a little bit of seating inside, but because of the virus situation, it was take-out only when we visited.

We found a nearby bench and started devouring our two pizzas: A ‘Jane Birkin’ with a white cream base, artisan cashew mozzarella, mushroom, truffle oil and truffle salt + extra “bacon” as well as an ‘Alla Nonna’ with tomato sauce, artisan cashew mozzarella, “parmesan”, sundried tomatoes, chilli, chopped arugula and roasted pine nuts.

Both pizzas were absolutely delicious!

All of the toppings melted together in perfect flavours. The facon and plant-based parmesan were the best vegan versions we have ever tasted.

If you like pizza, you’ll love Doctor Drooly!

It’s currently open from Wednesday to Sunday and only until their pizzas are sold out.

Doctor Drooly is 100% vegan.

Häberlstraße 7, 80337 München.

Jane Birkin with mushrooms from Doctor Drooly
The white pizza ‘Jane Birkin’ with mushrooms was unbelievably tasty.
Doctor Drooly vegan pizzas
We love ourselves a good pizza and Doctor Drooly certainly delivered.

2. Max Pett – Vegan local German specialities

Max Pet is a sit-down type restaurant with personal service offering veganized local Bavarian food as well as classics such as burgers (with patties from Beyond Meat), bowls, soups and more.

We ordered the vegan schnitzel with fries and the “cheesy” local pasta. Both came with a small but tasty salad. The schnitzel was definitely the best-imitated version we have tasted to date. The texture of the “meat” (soya) was perfect and so was the level of frying and salt-level.

It’s not cheap (the schnitzel costs 16 EUR) but for the quality of food and service plus general ambience, we think it was worth it.

For dessert, we had the apple fritters. The portion was huge so sharing is recommended (unless, of course, you wish to leave the restaurant having to loosen your belt!) and very satisfying in a sugary-and-greasy-but-still-classy type of way.

Brunch is offered each Sunday – which sounds awesome so be sure to check that out!

Max Pett is 100% vegan.

Pettenkoferstraße 8, 80336 München.

Vegan schnitzel at Max Pett
The vegan schnitzel at Max Pett was the best one we have ever tried, and we’ve had a few!
Dessert at Max Pett
The dessert was also yummy.
A vegan restaurant in Munich
The vegan restaurants in Munich seemed really popular even during the weekdays.
Max Pett dog meeting
A beautiful husky freely walked around the restaurant to the delight of us and the other patrons. We believe it was owned by a member of the staff, so you might be lucky and meet it, too!
Max Pett from the outside
Max Pett from the outside.

3. Emmi’s Kitchen – Vegan burgers, big salads & more

Emmi’s Kitchen is located next-door to the yoga studio Jivamukti in a cute backyard.

You can choose to sit inside our outside of which we did the latter as the autumn weather was perfectly mild.

We shared a BBQ-burger and a falafel bowl. The burger was tender, juicy and full of taste. The vegan cheddar cheese was spectacular. Sweet potato fries would have been a great alternative to the regular ones, but they did the job.

The falafel bowl was big with varying flavours and beautiful colours. Everything was crisp and very fresh.

All in all, we were super pleased with our lunch at Emmi’s. We have heard rumours that they have some marvellous baked goods, so we’ll have to return someday!

Emmi’s Kitchen is 100% vegan.

There are two locations. We visited the café at Buttermelcherstraße 11-15, 80469 München. Right next to SIGGIS.

Perfect vegan lunch at Emmi's Kitchen
Perfect vegan lunch at Emmi’s Kitchen.
Vegan BBQ-burger at Emmi's
The burger was one of the better vegan burgers we have ever tasted. It’s possible to get it with a patty from Beyond Meat for a few extra euros but the homemade one was excellent.

4. SIGGIS – Fresh, modern & 100% vegan

SIGGIS is a sit-down type-of-place kinda like Max Pett, albeit with a slightly larger menu offering more varied and experimental dishes. The space has an industrial yet modern feel to it.

Once again, the restaurant was packed when we arrived. So cool to see how popular the vegan places are in Munich!

We ordered a super tasty Greek-style gyros sandwich and a plate of ravioli (filled pasta) with spinach, plant-based cheese and veggies. The big chunks of carrot and red cabbage didn’t pair too well with the taste of the pasta – but we didn’t mind and just ate the two parts of the dish separately.

For dessert, we ordered an apple cake. At first look, it was simple, but the taste was just right and really satisfying.

Service was fast and friendly. Overall the experience was great and we can easily recommend SIGGIS.

SIGGIS is 100% vegan.

Buttermelcherstraße 17, 80469 München. Just next to Emmi’s Kitchen.

Ravioli with vegetables at SIGGIS.
Ravioli with vegetables at SIGGIS.
 Greek-style gyros sandwich
We liked the bread, plant-based meat and sauce of the Greek-style gyros sandwich.
SIGGIS in Munich
SIGGIS is a great place in Munich to take your omnivore friends and family.

5. Iss Dich Glücklich – Cosy all vegan café

Going out for breakfast is one of our favourite things to do in the world. Going to an all-vegan café serving pancakes and smoothie bowls is the holy grail.

Iss Dich Glücklich (“Eat yourself happy” in English) is just that – an all-vegan café serving breakfast.

We started with a café latte made with oat milk and a big slice of very fluffy, moist banana bread.

The pancakes were extra fluffy as well and we really liked the presentation and texture of them – it just felt like they could have been a little bit sweeter somehow. Maybe we’re just spoiled and need to eat healthier!

The red smoothie bowl (with extra peanut butter, of course) was also beautifully topped and the taste of it struck a great balance between healthy and sinful. The texture could have been less runny, but it was served cold and to be honest, sometimes we take photos for so long our smoothie bowls start melting, so we have to blame that on ourselves…

The above “constructive criticism” is minor and all in all, we liked Iss Dich Glücklich a lot and would definitely return.

Iss Dich Glücklich is 100% vegan.

Preysingstraße 42, 81667 München.

Big slice of banana bread from Iss Dich Glücklich
Big slice of banana bread from Iss Dich Glücklich.
Vegan pancakes
Fluffiest pancakes ever!
Pancakes and a smoothie bowl
Pancakes and a smoothie bowl. Such a perfect start to the day.
Iss Dich Glücklich room
We loved the laidback atmosphere at Iss Dich Glücklich.

Vegan-friendly supermarkets in Munich

We visited the all-organic supermarket Alnatura in Munich and were super impressed with the amount of budget-friendly labelled vegan options. There are 129 Alnatura’s in Germany.

The chain DM also labels their vegan products so they’re easy to find. With 2,000 stores in Germany, a DM is seldom far away.

There are surely other organic and veg-friendly supermarkets in the city that we just didn’t visit.

Even if you don’t have your own kitchen, you can still munch on lots of healthy (and unhealthy) snacks from these stores while visiting Munich. We bought a big supply of snack bars and chocolate ourselves…

Organic vegan chocolate
In Denmark, organic vegan chocolate is rare and expensive. In Germany it’s common and cheap. There were so many options it was difficult to choose!
Alnatura, Munich
Alnatura is a magnificent all-organic supermarket with at least 15 stores in the greater Munich area.

Map

Here’s our Munich, Germany map with all of the restaurants and cafés mentioned in the vegan eating guide. They’re all marked with a light green icon.

Click the icon in the top left corner of the map to navigate using a list.

Hungry for some vegan food?

We hope this restaurant & café guide has made you hungry for the vegan and vegetarian food in Munich, Bavaria’s vegan hotspot.

Check out the Munich, Germany map on Happycow for an updated overview of all the animal-friendly places to eat.

Have you tried any of the above-mentioned places?

Or do you know of any restaurants or cafés in Munich that we should eat at the next time we visit the city?

Let us know in the comments.

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